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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

We perform a number of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound scans at The Ultrasound Clinic.

Shoulder Scan

An ultrasound scan of the shoulder is used to check for muscle tears and fluid associated with the rotator cuff, swelling and subluxation of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, and the long head of the biceps tendon (LHB) can be assessed.

Ankle Scan

An ultrasound scan of the ankle is used to assess tendons and ligaments for damage and also the ankle joint for fluid. Ruptures, tears, and tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon can also be well assessed with ultrasound imaging.

Knee Scan

An ultrasound scan of the knee is used to assess the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL), quadriceps and patella tendon for strains and tears. The popliteal fossa is also checked for Baker’s cysts, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and other abnormalities

Elbow Scan

An ultrasound scan of the elbow is used to rule out lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) and assess injury to the lower parts of the biceps and triceps tendon.

Wrist Scan

An ultrasound scan of the wrist is used to check for swelling of the tendons in the wrist. De Querveins abnormality is a common condition of the wrist that is diagnosed with ultrasound imaging.

Calf muscle Scan

Tears in the calf muscle region can be well visualised with ultrasound.